Thermimage to Partner with Duke University and the University of Jyväskylä for Prototype

June 8, 2008 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Thermimage Inc is pleased to announce research partnerships with teams from both the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland to assist with development and testing of Thermimage’s initial product, a device for diagnosing vesicoureteral reflux in children non-invasively. The initial collaboration will include a proprietary bladder-heating unit and a microwave radiometer for measuring kidney temperature before and after heating.

The Duke University Medical Center is one of the top rated research medical schools in the world and is a leader in diagnostic imaging research and development. The team from the Hyperthermia Physics Group of the Radiation Oncology Department at Duke will be led by Paul Stauffer (Professor and Director Hyperthermia Physics) and Dr. Paulo Maccarini.

Drs. Jussi Timonen and Sulin Cheng will lead the team from the Departments of Physics and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä. Dr. Timonen is an expert in theoretical physics and Dr. Cheng is an expert in biomedical engineering.

Thermimage Inc was founded in February 2007 to commercialize a non-invasive, painless and less costly way to produce deep-tissue temperature measurements. The device will first be used to diagnose Vesicoureteral Reflux (VUR) in children, a dangerous condition that allows urine to backflow into the kidneys of young children. The current procedure is painful and requires the use of catheters and ionizing radiation, where this new technique will heat the contents of the bladder and then detect any increase in temperature in the kidneys signaling reflux.

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